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The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama
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As Heard on Public Radio:
On Point: Simon Schama on “The Story of the Jews”
PBS: The Story of the Jews
The Diane Rehm Show: The Story of the Jews
NPR: Review: The Story of the Jews
KQED: The Story of the Jews
In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day.
Love Life by Rob Lowe
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Q with Jian Ghomeshi: Rob Lowe
The Leanard Lopate Show: Rob Lowe on How to Love Life
When Rob Lowe’s first book was published in 2011, he received the kind of rapturous reviews that writers dream of and rocketed to the top of the bestseller list. Now, in Love Life, he expands his scope, using stories and observations from his life in a poignant and humorous series of true tales about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.
Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should KNow About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More by Jane Fonda
The Diane Rehm Show: Jane Fonda on ‘Being a Teen’
At age 76, Jane Fonda hasn’t slowed down one bit. She has a recurring guest role on HBO’s “The Newsroom,” she’s co-starring in a new Netflix comedy to be aired in 2015, her philanthropic activities are in full swing and she’s just released a new book. It’s called “Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls Need to Know about Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity and More.” A discussion with Jane Fonda on the teenage years.
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
All Things Considered: A Life’s Promise, Tragically Broken
An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash.As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord.
Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind by Biz Stone
Here & Now: Biz Stone on ‘Things a Little Birdie Told Me’
Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me: Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Plays Not My Job
Marketplace: Biz Stone Takes it One Tweet at a Time
Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, discusses the power of creativity and how to harness it, through stories from his remarkable life and career.THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD MEFrom GQ's “Nerd of the Year” to one of Time'smost influential people in the world, Biz Stone represents different things to different people. But he is known to all as the creative, effervescent, funny, charmingly positive and remarkably savvy co-founder of Twitter-the social media platform that singlehandedly changed the way the world works. Now, Biz tells fascinating, pivotal, and personal stories from his early life and his careers at Google and Twitter, sharing his knowledge about the nature and importance of ingenuity today.
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
Fresh Air: On a ‘Rigged’ Wall Street, Milliseconds Make All The Difference
Marketplace: Michael Lewis Examines High-Frequency Trading
Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.
Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading—source of the most intractable problems—will have no advantage whatsoever.
The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook: Revolutionary Techniques. Groundbreaking Recipes - A Test Kitchen Handbook
Fresh Air: 'Test Kitchen' Have Your Gluten Free Cake, And Love Eating It Too
On Point: The Gluten Free Boom
Gluten-free food has become so popular, it even made it into the recent Seth Rogen film comedy “This is the End.” Jack Bishop and Julia Collin-Davison know what gluten is, and they have figured out how to make delicious food without it, including the most challenging gluten-free foods like breads, cakes and cookies. They are editors of the new “How Can It Be Gluten-Free” cookbook and are contributors to America’s Test Kitchen TV and radio. America’s Test Kitchen is a 2,500-square-foot kitchen that is home to Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines, as well as radio and TV shows.
Bishop and Davison are going to tell us how they reinvented recipes and used new techniques to bake, cook and fry without wheat. They also conducted taste tests of packaged gluten-free breads and pasta
Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask by Dalton Conley
Freakonomics: What is ‘Parentology’
Weekend Edition: ‘Parentology:’ Bribes, Behavior and the Science of Raising Children
Raising kids is hard. It just is. And there’s a whole industry out there trying to help parents figure out how to do it. All kinds of books on the very basics - sleeping, eating and talking - to those that deal with more complicated stuff, like how to teach self-esteem and resiliency. Add another one to your aspirational reading list. It’s called “Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask.”
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter
Weekend Edition: Jimmy Carter Issues ‘A Call To Action’ Against Subjugation of Women
The world’s discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter’s call to action.President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and “owned” by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence.A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world, they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing decade. This is true in both rich and poor countries, and among the citizens within them.Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all.
The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
All Things Considered: All Sides of a Divorce, Told in Fresh, Lively ‘Papers’
Witty and wonderful, sparkling and sophisticated, this debut romantic comedy brilliantly tells the story of one very messy, very high-profile divorce, and the endearingly cynical young lawyer dragooned into handling it.
Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us by Murray Carpenter
Marketplace: Caffeine: America’s Addictive Drug of Choice
Morning Edition: Wake Up and Smell the Caffeine: It’s a Powerful Drug
The Brian Lehrer Show: The Caffeine Conundrum
There’s a good chance that, while you’re reading this, you’re “under the influence of a drug.” And “it’s completely legal, it’s completely socially acceptable, most Americans take this drug daily, even most adolescents take the drug daily, in smaller doses,” says Murray Carpenter
The drug is, of course, caffeine. It’s most often associated with coffee, but you can find caffeine in tea, soda pop, chocolate, and, of course, energy drinks.
The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg adn Zoe Francois
The Splendid Table: The Secret to Making Easy, Artisan Bread
Recipe: Refigerator Stored Artisan Boule with Whole Grains
A fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling, ground-breaking Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day—the revolutionary approach to bread-makingWith more than half a million copies of their books in print, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François have proven that people want to bake their own bread, so long as they can do it easily and quickly. Based on fan feedback, Jeff and Zoë have completely revamped their first, most popular, and now-classic book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.Responding to their thousands of ardent fans, Jeff and Zoë returned to their test kitchens to whip up more delicious baking recipes. They’ve also included a gluten-free chapter, forty all-new gorgeous color photos, and one hundred informative black-and-white how-to photos. They’ve made the “Tips and Techniques” and “Ingredients” chapters bigger and better than ever before, and included readers’ Frequently Asked Questions.
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku
All Things Considered: Forcasting the ‘Future’ by Tapping into Human Consciousness
WPR: The Future of the Mind
The Leanard Lopate Show: Behold the Most Complicated Object in the Universe
KQED: Michio Kaku on ‘The Future of the Mind’
Now more than ever before, we have the tools to study the mysteries of consciousness. Memory, dreams, the self are now being examined using high-tech brain scans developed by physicists on the cutting edge of their field.
Dr. Michio Kaku, professor at the City College of New York, is among them. In The Future of the Mind, he gives readers a look at some of the most astonishing research in neuroscience today, and presents a vision of what future innovation might bring. NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Kaku about the advances in technology and our understanding of human consciousness.
Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No ONe Has the Time by Brigid Schulte
Morning Edition: Overwhelmed
Fresh Air: For Working Moms, Keys to Balance May Lie in Elusive Leisure Time
Overwhelmed is a book about time pressure and modern life. It is a deeply reported and researched, honest and often hilarious journey from feeling that, as one character in the book said, time is like a “rabid lunatic” running naked and screaming as your life flies past you, to understanding the historical and cultural roots of the overwhelm, how worrying about all there is to do and the pressure of feeling like we’re never have enough time to do it all, or do it well, is “contaminating” our experience of time, how time pressure and stress is resculpting our brains and shaping our workplaces, our relationships and squeezing the space that the Greeks said was the point of living a Good Life: that elusive moment of peace called leisure.
The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day
Marketplace: Meet Sylvia Day - The Steamy Baroness of Book Deals
Romance novels are big business these days.
That may seem like the ‘duh’ statement of the year, but finding out how big the romance novel industry really is still surprises you. Romance novelist Sylvia Day started writing just a decade ago, and she’s now is a #1 best-selling author in 21 countries.
Her most popular work is the book series “Crossfire,” which helped her land three seven-figure and two eight-figure book deals with different publishers in a three-month span last year.
Oh, and Lionsgate also bought the rights to turn “Crossfire” into a TV series.